ChemChina-Syngenta Deal: Why It Matters

Originally published by Chinadialogue: A US national security panel this week cleared a deal proposed by state-owned Chinese company ChemChina to acquire Syngenta, the Switzerland-based seed and biotechnology agribusiness. At US$43 billion (287 billion yuan), it will be… Read More

Genetically Engineered Crops, Trees Not Welcome in Victoria, BC

TimesColonist.com reports that City councillors have unanimously agreed to a motion last week calling for a set of rules to restrict genetically modified plants in B.C. and Canada. Canadians worried about the potential effects include Victoria councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy… Read More

The Disaster Caused by GE’s First Edible Product Was Obfuscated

Originally published by IndependentScienceNews.org: By Steven M. Druker, J.D. Although it purports to be based on solid science and the open flow of information on which science depends, the massive venture to reconfigure the genetic core of the… Read More

Activists Delay GM Mosquito Release in Cayman

UPDATE (7/14/2016): Activists delay planned release of GM mosquitoes via Cayman News Service:  A group of local activists in West Bay who are opposed to the planned release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the district have managed to delay the… Read More

Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees  Company still hopes to develop GE eucalyptus trees for US plantations New York (31 March 2016) — After being found guilty late last year of using “trickery… Read More

WATCH: Profits Over People? Oppose ‘Right–to-Spray’ Bill in Hawaii

Via Center For Food Safety 90 different pesticide formulations. Sprayed 2 to 3 times a week. Up to 16 times a day. No mandatory disclosure or notifications. No regular monitoring. LAWSUITS against three counties to protect their right… Read More

New Study Finds Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Has Gone Wild, Exposing Failure of “Coexistence” Policy

An excerpt from “Food For Thought,” the Center For Food Safety Blog. See the full article here. By Bill Freese Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety A recent study by USDA scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa… Read More

GE American Chestnuts: Save the forest by destroying it?

  A handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree which they hope to release throughout the forests of the Appalachians and the Eastern US. Indigenous Peoples, scientists and others are raising alarms about the risks… Read More

GE Chestnuts: Ho Ho NO! The Nightmare Before Christmas – Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 December 2015    New York (15 December 2015)– In the midst of the holiday season, while thoughts turn to roasting chestnuts, a handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree… Read More

NZ government receives 16K submissions against genetically engineered trees

  New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries has received over 16,550 submissions and petitions on the National Environment Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF).  All 16,000 submissions recommended the deletion of the clauses, inserted at the 11 hour, on genetically… Read More